Unable to get SMM Dell signature

I have an DELL inspiron 530 and I get this error message in my dmesg log

[    3.753349] i8k: unable to get SMM Dell signature

I can load the module via

sudo modprobe i8k force=1

How can I do that when the system boots?

Update // So 19. Jul 15:04:24 CEST 2015

  • lsmod | grep i8k

    i8k                    16384  0
  • cat /sys/module/i8k/parameters/force

    cat: /sys/module/i8k/parameters/force: No such file or directory
  • dmesg | grep i8k

    [    3.324621] i8k: unable to get SMM Dell signature

Update // So 19. Jul 13:24:09 CEST 2015

  • % cat /etc/modprobe.d/i8k.conf

    options i8k force=1
  • % cat /etc/modules

    # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
    # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
    # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
    # Generated by sensors-detect on Fri Jul  3 19:44:07 2015
    # Chip drivers
Asked By: A.B.


I suggest you write a conf file. You can do so quickly from the terminal:

sudo -i
echo "options i8k force=1"  >  /etc/modprobe.d/i8k.conf
echo i8k  >> /etc/modules

You should be all set.

Answered By: chili555
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